Reminds me of that story called "The Unicorn in the Garden"
by James Thurber.
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From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2010 2:27 PM
Subject: Naming - (was: Eliot on Charles Williams' mysticism)
A woman wrote long ago in one of those short pieces sent to Readers
Digest how her husband was down close to the ground admiring a flower.
He asked her its name and she wouldn't tell him, saying that if she
named it for him he would then just get up and walk away.
> I don't understand the motive of pinning labels on a poet. If anyone
> wants to pin any label they like on any poet, and spend their time
> 'proving' that the label is accurte, go to it. I'm just not interested
> in having a conversation with them. Poems do lots of things, and almost
> all of those things are far more intesting and important than any label
> one can pin on either poet or peom.